Rulings for Working At Night

Rulings for Working At Night

Rulings for Working At Night

I ever read a book written by a quite popular author in our country. In one part of it, the author disregarded people who work at night time, such as small vendor sellers, and the like. The author perceived such professions as a thing that contradicted the natural bearing of men and causing them to suffer from stresses.

Is this a correct assumption ? Let us compare it to a fatwa issued by the scholars who were the members of the Standing Committee as follows:

The third question in the Fatwa of the Standing Committee no. 16575


I work as a chef whose working shift is at night time. Is it something forbidden? Is it contradicting the verse of Allah:

وَجَعَلْنَا النَّهَارَ مَعَاشًا

“and made the day to seek livelihood,” (QS. An Naba:11)

The Committee answered:

It is alright to work whether at night or day time, as long as the work doesn’t cause any ill doings, abandoning the congregational prayer or causing the worker to pray out of time.

This fatwa was signed by Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz, Abdullah bin Ghadayan, Shalih al Fauzan, Abdul Aziz alu Syaikh and Bakr Abu Zaid (Fatwas of the Lajnah Daimah, episode: 14 Pages. 395).

Author: Ust. Aris Munandar, S.S., M.PI.

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